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thick

thick

 
pronunciation:
thIk
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: thicker, thickest
definition 1: large in measurement from one side of a surface to the opposite side; not thin in the smallest dimension of something.
We placed a thick book on the chair so that Sarah could reach her dinner plate.
synonyms:
fat
antonyms:
sheer, thin
similar words:
big, broad, deep, stout, wide
definition 2: measured from one side to the other.
The ice is three inches thick.
synonyms:
deep
similar words:
broad, wide
definition 3: having parts or particles that are very close to one other; dense.
I couldn't see through the thick fog.It was hard to walk through the thick forest.
synonyms:
dense
antonyms:
thin
similar words:
close, compact, compressed, condensed
definition 4: flowing slowly.
Ketchup is thicker than soy sauce.
antonyms:
thin, watery
similar words:
stiff
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: thicker, thickest
definition: in a thick way; so as to be thick.
He spread the butter on thick.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the strongest or most active part.
We were in the thick of an argument when you called.
similar words:
center, middle
derivations: thickish (adj.), thickly (adv.)
Word Builder: thick +
  • thicken:
    to make thick or thicker.
  • thickness:
    a layer of something.
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